Bridget Welsh is Associate Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Posts tagged "USA"

Donald Trump’s upsetting victory

Taken from Malaysiakini.com For months, I have worried about a Trump victory, and it has become a reality. Donald Trump won the US presidency yesterday. He achieved a political upset that makes this year’s baseball World Series victory of the Chicago Cubs pale in comparison. As they were in Brexit, the polls and pundits were...

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Obama’s bloody Trans-Pacific Agreement upgrade

  Taken from Rappler.com This week Malaysia was upgraded from Tier 3 to ensure that this Southeast Asian country could be part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). This upgrade not only comes after the May revelations of camps where men and women were raped, butchered and killed with the connivance of government officials, but at a...

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Hijack on Capitol Hill

Published on Jan 23, 2015 in The Edge Review How the new Republican US Congress plans to seize control of Obama’s Asia policy After its first month focused on reversing domestic healthcare and social policies, the new Republican-majority US Congress is expected to start trying to stamp its mark on President Barack Obama’s initiatives abroad,...

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Obama’s victory of hope over hate

From Malaysiakini.com When the presidential election was finally called, the results confirmed what most people expected – Barack Obama was returned to office for another four years. It was not quite the nail-biter the media hyped it up to be, but there certainly were moments of uncertainty and anxiety on both sides. In terms of...

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Voting Abroad in 2012

I’ve voted! In October I mailed my absentee ballot to Florida, where I am a registered voter. This week I received an email from my local county election office acknowledging its receipt and noting it was being counted. As one of an estimated six million Americans abroad, I value the right to participate in this...

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Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About a Peaceful Resolution?

Testimony of Bridget Welsh, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Southeast Asia Studies Johns Hopkins University, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Before the U. S. Subcommittee House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Global Environment From United States House of Representatives   Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Manzullo, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for inviting me here today to testify about...

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